Hindu tantra
Tantra is the name given by recent scholars to a style of meditation and ritual which arose in India no later than the 5th century AD.
Several definitions of Tantra exist.The Tantric tradition off...
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New Moon in the Snake Star: Rebirthing the Dark Feminine
New Moon in the Snake Star: Rebirthing the Dark Feminine. Been hooked in a snake-eyed staring match with your heart? On August 14 (7:53 a.m. PDT), the new moon will reach the depths of its dark polari...
Getting Up in the Amrit Vela
My Sadhana is not perfect. I do not get up in the Amrit Vela every morning to meditate. Sometimes, my meditation practice does not start until later in the day. Furthermore, on some very challenging m...
Shaivism
Shaivism or Saivism is one of the four most widely followed sects of Hinduism, which reveres the God Shiva as the Supreme Being. It is also known as śaiva paṁtha (Sanskrit: शैव पंथ; lit. "pantha a...
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Vajrayana
Vajrayāna (Sanskrit: वज्रयान, Bengali: বজ্রযান) is also known as Tantric Buddhism, Tantrayāna, Mantrayāna, Secret Mantra, Esoteric Buddhism and the Diamond Way or Thunderbolt Way. The Lama an...
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Kashmir Shaivism
Kashmir Shaivism (Kaśmir Śaivism) is a school of Śaivism consisting of Trika and its philosophical articulation Pratyabhijña, one of the various Hindu philosophies. It is categorized by various schola...
Mahavidya
Mahavidyas (Great Wisdoms) or Dasha-Mahavidyas are a group of ten aspects of the Divine Mother Durga or Kali herself or Devi in Hinduism. The 10 Mahavidyas are Wisdom Goddesses, who represent a spectr...
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Shaktism
Shaktism or Shaktidharma (Sanskrit: Śāktaṃ, शाक्तं; lit., 'doctrine of power' or 'doctrine of the Goddess') is a denomination of Hinduism that focuses worship upon Shakti or Devi – the Hindu Divine Mo...
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New Moon in the Snake Star: Rebirthing the Dark Feminine
New Moon in the Snake Star: Rebirthing the Dark Feminine. Been hooked in a snake-eyed staring match with your heart? On August 14 (7:53 a.m. PDT), the new moon will reach the depths of its dark polari...
Shakumbhri Devi
Shakti Peeth Shakumbhri, meaning the abode of Shakti Goddess Shakambhari or Shakumbhri, is situated in the Jasmour village area, at a distance of 40 km to the north of Saharanpur in Uttar Prades...
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Dhumavati
Dhumavati (Sanskrit: धूमावती, Dhūmāvatī, literally "the smoky one") is one of the Mahavidyas, a group of ten Tantric goddesses. Dhumavati represents the fearsome aspect of Devi, the Hindu Divine M...
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Parampara
Parampara (Sanskrit: परम्परा, paramparā) denotes a succession of teachers and disciples in traditional Vedic culture and Indian religions such as Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism. It is also kn...
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Dakṣiṇācāra
The term Dakshinachara (Right-Hand Path) is a technical term used to refer to Tantric sects that do not engage in heterodox practices. In contrast, Vamachara (Left-Hand Path) is used to describe part...
Tantraloka
Tantrāloka is the masterwork of Abhinavagupta on Kashmir Shaivism, who was in turn the most revered Kashmir Shaivism master.
On account of its size and scope it is a veritable encyclopedia of nond...
Dattatreya
Dattatreya (Marathi, Sanskrit, Hindi: दत्तात्रेय) (Dattātreya) or Datta is a Hindu deity encompassing the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, collectively known as Trimurti. The name Dattatreya can b...
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Prakasa
Prakāśa is a concept of Kashmir Shaivism translated by various authors as "light", "splendour", "light of consciousness" (identified with Śiva) (Swami Lakshman Joo), "luminous and undifferentiated con...
Madayi Kavu
Thiruvarkadu Bhagavathi Temple (Aka: Madayi Kavu), is the mother temple of all Bhadrakali shrines of North Kerala. The deity is the Fierce form of Bhadrakali. The Bhagavathy is addressed by tantrics i...
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Shakti Peethas
The Shakti Peetha (Sanskrit: शक्ति पीठ, Śakti Pīṭha, seat of Shakti) is a places of worship consecrated to the goddess Shakti or Sati, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Sh...
Kundalini
Kundalini (Sanskrit kuṇḍalinī, कुण्डलिनी,  pronunciation ) stems from yogic philosophy as a form of shakti or "corporeal energy". Kundalini is described within Eastern religious, or spiritua...
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Shaiva Siddhanta
Considered normative tantric Saivism, Shaiva Siddhanta(Tamil:சைவ சித்தாந்தம்) provides the normative rites, cosmology and theological categories of tantric Saivism. Being a dualistic philosophy, the g...
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Lakshmi
Lakshmi (Sanskrit: लक्ष्मी lakṣmī, [ˈləkʃmi]) is the Hindu goddess of wealth, love, prosperity (both material and spiritual), fortune, and the embodiment of beauty. She is the wife and active energy o...
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Tantra
Tantra is the name given by recent scholars to a style of meditation and ritual which arose in India no later than the 5th century AD.
Several definitions of Tantra exist.The Tantric tradition off...
Vajrayogini
Vajrayoginī (Sanskrit: Vajrayoginī; Tibetan: རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་མ་, Wylie: rdo rje rnal ’byor ma, Dorjé Nenjorma; Mongolian: Огторгуйд Одогч, Нархажид, Chinese: 瑜伽空行母; pinyin: ...
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Trika
Trika, a concept of Kashmir Shaivism, refers to the 3 goddesses Parā, Parāparā and Aparā which are named in the Mālinivijayottata-tantra, a Bhairava Tantra. This gives Kashmir Saivism its other name, ...
Shaktipat
Shaktipat or Śaktipāta (Sanskrit, from shakti - "(psychic) energy" - and pāta, "to fall") refers in Hinduism to the conferring of spiritual "energy" upon one person by another. Shaktipat can be trans...
Tripura Sundari
Children = Genesh, KartikyeTripurāsundarī (त्रिपुरा सुंदरी - "Beautiful (Goddess) of the Three Cities") or Mahā-Tripurasundarī ("Great Beautiful (Goddess) of the Three Cities"), also c...
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Vigyan Bhairav Tantra
The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra (Sanskrit: विज्ञान भैरव तन्त्र, Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra) is a key text of the Trika school of Kashmir Shaivism. Cast as a discourse between the god Shiva and his consort Devi...
Vamachara
Vāmācāra (Sanskrit: वामाचार, [ʋɑːmɑːcɑːrə]) is a Sanskrit term meaning "left-handed attainment" and is synonymous with "Left-Hand Path" or "Left-path" (Sanskrit: Vāmamārga). It is used to describe...
Saraswati
Saraswati (Sanskrit: सरस्वती, Sarasvatī ,Malayalam: സരസ്വതി, Saraswathy ,Tamil: சரஸ்வதி, Sarasvatī ) is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts, wisdom and learning. ...
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Dakini
A ḍākinī (Tibetan: མཁའ་འགྲོ་མ་, Wylie: mkha' 'gro ma THL Khandroma; Mongolian: хандарма; Chinese: 空行母; pinyin: Kōngxíng Mǔ) is a type of spirit in Vajrayana Buddhism. The Sanskri...
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Narodakini
Nārodākinī (Sanskrit, Standard Tibetan: Naro Khachö Wylie: nā ro mkha' spyod) is a deity in Vajrayana Buddhism similar to Vajrayogini (red, striding, bearing a vajra) who no longer appears in the ...